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Bird sets WNBA career wins record as Storm beat Aces 88-78

Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird stops as Las Vegas Aces’ Kelsey Plum defends during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Seattle. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird became the WNBA’s leader in career wins with 324 on Wednesday night as the Seattle Storm beat…

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Wisdom’s slam, 6 RBIs lift Cubs over Reds 15-7

Chicago Cubs’ Patrick Wisdom, right, celebrates his grand slam against the Cincinnati Reds with third base coach Willie Harris during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) By MARK GONZALES Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Wisdom hit a grand slam and a solo homer…

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Bears sign second-round pick Gordon to 4-year contract

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed second-round draft pick Kyler Gordon to a four-year contract on Saturday. The cornerback from Washington became the Bears’ first selection when they took him with the No. 39 overall pick. The Bears got a potential starter opposite Jaylon Johnson by taking the athletic and hard-hitting Gordon.…

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WNBA star Brittney Griner ordered to trial Friday in Russia

JIM HEINTZ Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Shackled and looking wary, WNBA star Brittney Griner was ordered Monday to stand trial by a court near Moscow on cannabis possession charges, about 4 1/2 months after her arrest at an airport while returning to play for a Russian team. The Phoenix Mercury center and two-time U.S.…

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Lakeshore Morning Ladies’ League Results

TAYLORVILLE — The Tuesday Morning Ladies League met at Lakeshore Golf Course on June 28. The Game of the Week: Lowest Rummy Hand.  A Flight saw Sarah Marsaglia and Joyce Wilcox. B Flight had Marilyn Remmert and Helen Summers while C Flight showcased Lita Lancaster and Chris Wright.  Two golfers notched the Low Gross for…

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Contreras homers, Morel also goes deep as Cubs beat Reds 8-3

Chicago Cubs’ Willson Contreras celebrates while running the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Christopher Morel unleashed a laser from center field…

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García’s homer in 9th lifts Marlins past Cardinals 4-3

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Ryan Helsley pauses on the mound after giving up a two-run home run to Miami Marlins’ Avisail Garcia during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By WARREN MAYES Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Avisaíl García hit a two-run…

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Ohtani Ks 11, extends scoreless streak in 4-1 win over WSox

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Whether Shohei Ohtani is unleashing his 101 mph fastball or dispensing his…

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Wimbledon updates | 2nd-seeded Kontaveit loses in 2nd round

Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit wipes her face after losing a point to Germany’s Jule Niemeier during their singles tennis match on day three of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Second-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia has been eliminated in the second round of Wimbledon. She…

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TJHS sets dates for Fall Sports 

TAYLORVILLE — Fall sports will be making a return sooner than you can say “You’re Out!” Below is the necessary information for any TJHS student wanting to participate in the upcoming activities.   Softball tryouts for any girl entering 6-8th grade at Taylorville Jr High School will start July 25, 2022 at Taylorville High School. …

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